Dixon scores in draw

Arka Gdynia 2-2 West Ham United XI

Terry Dixon scored his first goal for West Ham United as Alex Dyer's reserves drew 2-2 in a specially arranged friendly in Poland with top-flight side Arka Gdynia.

The match was held to mark the 80th anniversary of Arka, who also lifted the Polish Cup for the only time in their history 30 years ago and is the club which provided the Hammers with Academy right-back Filip Modelski.

Dyer's men took the lead on nine minutes when Nigel Quashie's free-kick was not properly cleared by the hosts and, after Georg Grasser's header, Dixon pounced to score with a neat low left-foot finish into the corner from eight yards out.

Fabio Daprela then pounced from close range to make it 2-0 just after the hour, with Quashie again involved, before the home side, who are eleventh in the 16-team Ekstraklasa, battled back in a last 20 minutes dominated by a host of substitutions by both teams.

Dixon had partnered Frank Nouble up front for the first hour, while Bondz 'Gala had the honour of captaining the side. It was the second match against continental opposition for the club in recent weeks after a home friendly against French top-flight side Valenciennes.

The young Hammers will return home on Wednesday with the Under-18s set to play Arsenal in the FA Premier Academy League this coming weekend.

West Ham United: Stech, Brookes, Brown, 'Gala, Daprela, Quashie, Grasser, Wearen, Kearns, Nouble, Dixon